The Statue of David is incredible. I cannot wrap my head around how Michelangelo created him. When I walked into the room and saw him at the end of the hall, he looked perfectly proportional. It’s only when I got right up to him, only a few feet away did I realize how enormous his hand and feet are. This realization didn’t make him any less beautiful to me. It made me gape at the genius of Michelangelo. It’s like a magic trick that he’s still pulling off hundreds of years later.
If there’s one reason to get on a plane and go to Italy, seeing that statue is it. There’s a multitude of other wonderful reasons to visit Italy, but just David is enough of a reason in my opinion. He astounds.
There was plenty of other art work the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze and I found loads of religious artwork that had a bounty of infants just looking like shrunken down adults. Enjoy!